Our Lady of Ransom
celebrated September 24


The statue of the Madonna and Child above, found in the Basilica of our Lady of Ransom in Barcelona, is a work by the 14th Century sculptor Pedro Moragues. According to tradition, Mary appeared carrying two bags of coins for use in ransoming Christians imprisoneds by Moors. 


The coat of arms of the Military and Religious Order of Our Lady of Ransom. On August 10, 1218, King James I signed the document establishing the Military Order of Our Lady of Random.
One of the initial members of the Order was St. Peter Nolasco (approx 1189-1258). St. Raymond of Penafort (1175-1275) is supposed to have strongly encouraged the founding of the Order.


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